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Imelda Papin

Imelda Papin is one of the enduring names in the Philippine music industry. Dubbed as the Sentimental Songstress. Imelda Papin is responsible for enduring Filipino hit songs such as “Bakit (Kung liligaya ka sa piling ng iba)” and “Isang Linggong Pag-ibig”.

Papin was born on January 26, 1956 at Presentacion, Camarines Sur. She started her career in a remote fishing village of the province. Wishing a singing career, she joined a couple of regional singing contest until she was eventually driven to Manila. Papin then recorded her first album containing the song “Isang Linggong Pag-ibig” which instantly became a hit among local radio stations. She followed her success with more singles that topped the charts.

Papin went to Las Vegas and managed to revive her career. She became a regular performer in the city and became an instant celebrity. She became the first Filipino artist to host a three-hour telethon on Channel 18 in Los Angeles, California. Currently she is hosting a television program on LA 18 called Imelda Papin in America. Her radio program is a two-hour program called the “Imelda Papin Voice of the Heart Radio Show” on KLAV 1230 AM (Talk of Las Vegas).

In 2010 Philippines elections, she run for Senatorial candidates under Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) political party.

Other Information

  • Born : January 26, 1956
  • Birth place : Presentacion, Camarines Sur
  • Nationality : Filipino
  • Political party : Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL)
  • Education : Elementary – Bitaogan Elementary School, High School – St. Brigette High School, College – University of Hawaii BS Commerce, major in Management
  • Profession : Singer


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